Not just any groove mind you. I'm talkin' Groove's groove! Richard "Groove" Holmes that is. Most people agree, his peers and fans of the organ alike, that Jimmy Smith is the king of the Hammond® B-3 organ. However, while Smith didn't shy away from the Funk, Groove *was* the Funk (IMNSHO!). He could play lead with his right hand on the upper manual, comp with his left hand on the lower manual, and maintain a monster bass line with his two feet on the pedals, all at the same time, like no one else!
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I went and did it again! The B3 Groove list is back up!
The B3 Groove mailing list has been resurrected on a new server. It's being run for FREE off the Topica.com web site. A minor downside is that there is a tag line at the end of every message with an advertisement for Topica and their partners (just a few lines). You can subscribe here:
PLEASE NOTE: I will not answer any email requests for technical or purchasing information, as I am not even a B-3 player. If you are looking for technical info, please visit HamTech's site or the Hammond-Leslie FAQ. Here you'll find information on the Hammond® B-3 organ, and the artists who recorded with it in Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Rock, Reggae, Acid-Jazz, and maybe someday I'll get around to Country. I do not pretend to be an authority on music or the organ (well, maybe the organ), as this is a music fan site and many people will have different tastes. If you find something you like, please e-mail me your comments, corrections, suggestions and/or additions. Any contributions will be credited.
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Milt Buckner "Wild" Bill Davis Earl "Fatha" Hines Fats Waller Jimmy Smith Richard "Groove" Holmes "Brother" Jack McDuff Jimmy McGriff "Big" John Patton Larry Young Charles Earland Don Patterson Trudy Pitts Freddie Roach Mel Rhyne Rhoda Scott Shirley Scott "Dr." Lonnie Smith Winston Walls "Baby Face" Willette Will Boulware Joey DeFrancesco Barbara Dennerlein Larry Goldings Todd Hildreth Eddy Louiss John Medeski Amina Claudine Myers Dorian Mode Jeff Palmer Stéfan Patry Don Pullen Richard Tee (Stuff) Dan Wall Palle "Groove" Wangberg (The Real Thing) Dave Witham Allen Batts Dick Heintze Bill Holloman Robert Hooker Dr. John Deacon Jones Bruce Katz Larry Knechtel Ron Levy Malcolm Lukens Gene Ludwig Lucky Peterson Otis Spann David Torkanowsky Johnny "Big Moose" Walker Reese Wynans Tony Zamagni Clifford Coulter Ronnie Foster Herbie Hancock Charles Kynard Johnny "Hammond" Smith Leon Spencer Jr. Bill Mason Sonny Phillips Reuben Wilson Bobby Byrd (James Brown) Isaac Hayes Weldon Irvine Booker T. Jones (Otis Redding, Albert King, Booker T. & the MG's) Lonnie Jordan (War) Hank Marr Art Neville (The Meters, The Neville Brothers) Maceo Parker Billy Preston Sly & the Family Stone Soul Machine Chester Thompson (Tower of Power, Santana) Bobby Watley (Funk Inc.) Bernie Worrell (Funkadelic, etc.) Joey Altruda Quartet Corduroy Exodus Quartet DJ Krush Mother Earth Scott Saunders (Directions in Groove) James Taylor (JTQ) Chizuko Yoshihiro Allman Brothers Band [Gregg Allman] Brian Auger (Trinity) The Band [Garth Hudson] Boston [Tom Scholz] Deep Purple [Jon Lord] Electric Flag [Barry Goldberg] Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer) Grateful Dead [Brent Mydland, Merl Saunders] Al Kooper (Blues Project) Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues) Niacin [John Novello] Phish [Page McConnell] Pink Floyd [Rick Wright] The (Young) Rascals [Felix Cavaliere] Santana [Gregg Rolie] Steppenwolf [Goldy McJohn] Vanilla Fudge [Mark Stein] Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic) Jackie Mitoo Ansel Collins